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John Hardy: My green school dream

John Hardy: My green school dream
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The Future Will Be Personalized When my partners and I joined MySpace, we were lucky enough to be at the leading edge of the social revolution that changed how we use the Internet. A new groundswell is coming, transforming the web once again: the personal revolution. Information Overload Today, we live in a world where we’re constantly overwhelmed by information. The rampant proliferation of information isn’t a new phenomenon. Their Web: The Early Days of The Internet In the early days, content was created and organized by professionals. Our Web: Present Day In 2003, user-generated content hit the mainstream via sites like MySpace and YouTube, and the volume of information being created increased dramatically. “Every two days, we create as much information as we did up to 2003.” Search engines weren’t designed to effectively organize this social and real-time data. Many of you reading this are avid users of social technology. Your Web: The Future Music followed a similar evolutionary path.

Passos Coelho anuncia novas medidas de austeridade antes do futebol O primeiro-ministro vai fazer hoje às 19h20 horas uma declaração ao país, anunciou o gabinete de Passos Coelho através de uma nota oficial. A nota do gabinete do primeiro-ministro não adianta o tema da declaração. Passos Coelho afirmou, esta semana que, após a quinta avaliação da troika, não se poderia descartar a possibilidade de um novo aumento de impostos, embora isso não fosse desejável. O Diário Económico avança que o Governo estaria a ponderar um novo aumento do IVA em alguns bens e serviços, de forma a compensar a necessidade de reverter o corte de um dos subsídios na Função Pública. No entanto, apesar das especulações, ainda não foi possível apurar quais serão as medidas a anunciar por Passos Coelho. O Presidente da República, Anibal Cavaco Silva, esteve presente na inauguração de uma fábrica de nanomateriais em Coimbra onde insistiu na ideia de que é preciso repartir os sacrifícios.

TEDxNYED - April 28, 2012 Welcome to YouTube! The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results.To change your location filter, please use the links in the footer at the bottom of the page. Click "OK" to accept this setting, or click "Cancel" to set your location filter to "Worldwide". The location filter shows you popular videos from the selected country or region on lists like Most Viewed and in search results. To change your country filter, please use the links in the footer at the bottom of the page. 1 12:21 TEDxNYED - April 28, 2012 - Jenny Buccos by TEDxTalks 406 views 2 14:48 TEDxNYED - April 28, 2012 - Jose Vilson by TEDxTalks 1,625 views 3 13:37 TEDxNYED - April 28, 2012 - Juliette LaMontagne by TEDxTalks 464 views 4 11:31 TEDxNYED - April 28, 2012 - Jim Groom by TEDxTalks 275 views 5 15:13 TEDxNYED - April 28, 2012 - Sree Sreenivasan by TEDxTalks 196 views 6 23:20 TEDxNYED - April 28, 2012 - Jaimie Cloud by TEDxTalks 226 views

The Newsonomics of news anywhere [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.] Facebook isn’t trying to replace Gmail or Yahoo Mail — it’s just trying to bring a little order to our world, right? This week’s Facebook Messages announcement is stunningly simple, and in line with the next phase of the web, both overall and for news. Take MSNBC’s description of Facebook Messages: Instead of dealing with the dilemma of reaching people via e-mail or direct message or SMS, all of these will be combined, so that you’ll be able to reach someone the way they prefer to be reached, without you having to think about it. That’s the next web (r)evolution in a nutshell. Make a few substitutions, and you’ve got “All you need is a person and a movie,” or “All you need is a person and a shopping list” or “All you need is a person and the news.” Facebook Messages says: We get it. Where are the news promises?

TED: The Greatest Platform Worth Sharing No one can deny that TED.com is one of the most successful and iconic idea-sharing platforms online. Since 2006, TED Talk videos have racked up over 800 million views. And it’s no surprise these videos went viral; with names like Steve Jobs, Jane Goodall, Sergey Brin and Bill Clinton, the roster of TED speakers reads like a best-in-class review of today’s living scientists, educators and humanitarians. And now, six years after uploading its first video, TED.com is innovating online education again. A new site,TED-ed.com now provides a platform for teachers and students to share video lessons. Embed the image below on your site and Include Attribution to OnlineClasses.org <b>Please Include Attribution to OnlineClasses.org With This Graphic</b></br><a href=" src=" alt="TED Talks Infographic" width="500" border="0" /></a><br />

What Will Threaten Us in 2040? TAU (Tel Aviv University) leads an international project to predict and prepare for threats from future technologies Could terrorists of the future use a swarm of tiny robots — less an a quarter-inch high — to attack their targets? Will new bio materials be able to target individuals carrying specific genetic markers? As head of a pan-European project called FESTOS (Foresight of Evolving Security Threats Posed by Emerging Technologies: Dr. If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator, or Reddit, or StumbleUpon. Featured articles Ocean Floor Gold and Copper Ocean Floor Mining Company

The Path to Resilience The more we learn about resilience in children, the more we begin to understand the powerful role that adults can play in fostering it, even in kids who face daunting challenges. As the latest science from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard shows, resilience is fluid and compounding, nurtured by the essential fertilizer of an adult’s caring attention. A new three-part video series produced by the center explores — in clear and simple terms — exactly how that happens, answering questions about why some children who face serious problems can cope and thrive. Resilience is a broad set of “capacities and skills and abilities that give people a sense of mastery and management of difficulty,” says center director Jack Shonkoff, one of a number of neuroscientists and early childhood experts who paint a picture of resilience as a quality that is built over time, resulting from the interactions of people and their environment.

Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto by Maria Popova Ecopragmatism, or how to stop doing what we’re doing in order to avoid going where we’re going. Between 1968 and 1972, author and activist Stewart Brand, who helped start the environmental movement in the 60′s, published the highly acclaimed Whole Earth Catalog — an iconic counterculture compendium of tools, texts and miscellaneous information, which Steve Jobs went on to describe as the conceptual forerunner of the World Wide Web. Today, appropriately coinciding with Blog Action Day, Brand releases his long-awaited new book — Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto, a sharp and compelling vision for engineering our collective future. Brand, who has always approached environmental and technological challenges as a solvable design problems, offers radical yet viable ideas for managing Earth’s global-scale natural infrastructure in the least intrusive, most respectful but efficient manner possible. Donating = Loving Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter.

Lois Holzman - TEDxNavesink - Monmouth County New Jersey Play Helps Us Grow at Any Age In this talk, Dr. Holzman documents the importance of play in our growth and development throughout our entire lives. About Lois Holzman Lois Holzman is a passionate advocate for tools and practices that empower people to transform the alienation and passivity of our culture—and she’s found play to be one of the most powerful transformers. As director of the non-profit East Side Institute and lead organizer of the biennial Performing the World conferences, Lois helps to create and support a new generation of play revolutionaries. A contributor to Psychology Today (“A Conceptual Revolution”), Lois is writing her ninth book online as an experiment in group creativity, in which readers respond to each chapter as she writes it (The Overweight Brain: How Our Obsession with Knowing Keeps Us from Getting Smart Enough to Make a Better World).

"Building blocks" containing gels turn cells into different types of tissue 1) Khademhosseini begins by seeding a patterned slide with heart muscle cells 2) Guided by the pattern, the cells elongate until they resemble the cells in a living heart 3) After six days, the cells have formed "organoids" that beat on their own and may be removed from the slide 4) The organoids are embedded into blocks of gel that can be molded into any shape needed--and combined like tissue­-engineering "Legos" Researchers at MIT have come up with a way to make "building blocks" containing different kinds of tissue that can be put together. The MIT group, led by Ali Khademhosseini, an assistant professor in the Harvard-MIT division of Health Sciences and Technology and a recipient of a TR35 award in 2007, put embryonic stem cells into "building blocks" containing gel that encouraged the cells to turn into certain types of cell. The team first puts embryoid bodies into microscale wells, which causes the cells to clump together to form spheres. Featured articles

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